Cole Bowman

  • July 2023

Desktop Support Specialist I

Extension Center for Technology Outreach

Years in Position/Service to MSU: 2


For seven and a half years, Cole Bowman served in the U.S. Army, which included deployments to Egypt and Syria in 2018 and 2019. For the past two years, he has worked as a desktop support specialist at the Extension Center for Technology Outreach at Mississippi State University. His assignments may look very different than his role as a sergeant in the army, but teamwork remains an important factor.

“None of us are experts on what the other does. Everybody has their own talents, and we work together,” said Bowman.

Serving the entire state of Mississippi in a digital world requires technology specialists like Bowman. His role includes ordering, maintaining and deploying technology equipment to over 100 off-campus Extension and Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station sites located in all regions of the state.

“My favorite part of my job is being able to interact with so many great people and to assist them as they work to improve the quality of life for families in our state,” said Bowman.

Bowman graduated from MSU in 2017 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies focusing on education, kinesiology and history. His original plans were to teach; however, after he learned about the opportunity at the Extension Center for Technology Outreach, he chose a different path.

“When you work around such good, dedicated, God-fearing people as I do, every day is a blessing and should be cherished. Sometimes the Lord plants you and lets you grow where you are,” said Bowman.

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